Can Essex retake their first position back by winning against Sussex in this match of the 2nd group?
We predict that Essex will defeat Sussex.
Essex will face Sussex in this 64th fixture of the Royal London One Day Cup 2021. This match will be played on County Ground at Chelmsford which is the home ground of Essex. Essex are looking strong this season whereas Sussex are struggling to win games this year. Essex are ranked 3rd in the 2nd group of the points table with 8 points in which they won 4 games out of 6 they played. On the other side, Sussex are currently at 8th place in the table with 4 points in their account from 6 games with just 1 win.
This will be a must-win game for Sussex to continue their race to make a place in the playoffs as they have won just 1 game in this league. On the other hand, Essex will try to continue this good form against Sussex in this upcoming game on 10th August.
Essex have won 4 games from 6 matches they played in this year’s Royal London One Day Cup. They are at 3rd place in the 2nd group with 8 points and almost confirm their place for the knockout round of the league. They will now face Sussex in the next match on 12th August at their home ground. Essex have started their season’s campaign with a win against Hampshire in the first match. Simon Harmer showed how he is important for his role as an all-rounder in this team by taking 3 wickets for 42 runs and also scored 32 runs from 40 balls. Again with the help of a brilliant bowling attack in which Shane Snater took 3 wickets for 45 runs and Simon Harmer took 2 wickets for 39 runs to restrict Middlesex to just 212 runs.
They lost 2 games so far this season against Worcestershire and Durham. Essex bowlers failed to restrict Worcestershire as they conceded 338 runs in 50 overs which they failed to chase. Again while playing against Durham in the last match, Essex’s batting lineup collapsed and they managed to put 227 runs only on the board and opponents chased that down to win the game by 2 wickets. The overall team is looking strong with a good depth in the bowling as well as the batting department. The team’s key bowler Shane Snater is the current leading wicket-taker of the toy=urnament and has taken 13 wickets so far this season. He will try to bowl an attacking spell against Sussex to put pressure on the opponent’s batting unit on 12th August in the next match.
Top players for Essex: Alastair Cook, Tom Westley, Simon Harmer, Shane Snater.
William Buttleman, Alastair Cook, Tom Westley(c), Michael Pepper, Ryan ten Doeschate, Adam Wheater(wk), Simon Harmer, Aron Nijjar, Ben Allison, Shane Snater, Jack Plom.
Sussex are struggling this season and have managed to win just 1 game so far after playing 6 matches in this cup. They have managed to win against Worcestershire in their last match of the league and currently, with 3 defeats in 5 matches, they are in 8th place in the points table with 4 points. They will now face Essex in the upcoming match who are looking in good touch. Although they managed to score 270 runs against Lancashire in their first match of the season, the team’s bowlers couldn’t manage to restrict the opponent and they lost their first game of the season. Travis Head’s 56 runs from 60 balls and Oliver Carter’s 55 runs from 58 balls in the first inning went in vain. The team’s bowlers failed again to deliver and conceded 328 runs in 50 overs against Hampshire in the next match and batsmen failed to chase that target.
Sussex registered their first victory of the season in their 6th match against Worcestershire. James Coles and Archie Lenham both have taken 3 wickets each to restrict opponents to just 233 runs in 50 overs. Ali Orr scored a brilliant hundred while chasing the target and helped his team to register the first victory of the season. He scored 108 runs in 133 balls with 6 sixes and 6 fours. Sussex have a depth in the batting department but they failed to execute that depth on the field. Ali Orr and Travis Head will lead their batting unit against Essex in the next match. They need to win this game to be in the race for the playoffs.
Top players for Sussex: Travis Head, Ali Orr, Archie Lenham, Will Beer.
Ali Orr, Ben Brown, Tom Haines(c), Travis Head, Oliver Carter(wk), James Coles, Danial Ibrahim, Will Beer, Joseph Sarro, Henry Crocombe, Archie Lenham.
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||15||1.38 mm.||3.49 k/h||From: SW||92%|
|03h||14||0 mm.||3.81 k/h||From: SW||65%|
|06h||14||0 mm.||3.9 k/h||From: SW||41%|
|09h||18||0 mm.||5.67 k/h||From: WSW||10%|
|12h||19||0 mm.||6.05 k/h||From: W||30%|
|15h||20||0 mm.||5.62 k/h||From: W||57%|
|18h||19||0 mm.||3.63 k/h||From: WNW||61%|
|21h||18||0 mm.||2.15 k/h||From: WSW||95%|
The weather will be clear on match day, with a 10-20% chance of raining on match day. The maximum and minimum temperatures will be in the 23°C - 12 °C range.
County Ground in Chelmsford will host this match. This ground is considered a home ground of the Essex side and has conducted many domestic games. This stadium can accommodate a total of 6500 people.
This ground has offered an advantage to bowlers in few previous domestic matches. The team who has opted to bowl first here has delivered better than the batting team. At this location, whichever team wins the toss will want to bowl first and chase.
Sussex batting unit is struggling to play big knocks in this season. On the other hand, Essex have shown their batting strength in the last few matches. They also have a good bowling depth with which they can put pressure on Sussex’s batting unit. They will try to continue their good form of this season and will try to win this game to be back on the top spot in the points table.
We predict that Essex will defeat Sussex.